Cool start but plenty of waves

Posted by: on April 15th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Swell still pumping this morning. Wind was going early but it was offshore, so apart from being kind of chilly, conditions were clean for the very healthy crowd waiting to pounce at the point. It’s supposed to rain later, but for early risers there were a few watery sunny breaks amongst the grey. Wind is set to go southerly 15-20 kts later, so surf options will once again be limited. Swell has cogged down and is now around the 2 metre mark from the SE. It’s pretty punchy though because the period is still a reasonable 11 seconds and wave faces on the biggest ones are as much as a metre overhead.

There were more people over at the beach break this morning. Maybe it’s because the point was so crowded but there did seem to be a few more sections among the shutdowns. It seemed as though there were more makeable ones as the tide dropped. Tide was high at 0805 so maybe there’ll be a few better ones in the mix later – assuming the wind doesn’t hammer it.

Outlook remains for more waves right through to Saturday – and the wind should increasingly develop a westerly tweak off the present southerly regime – particularly for the earlies. Speaking of Saturday, that really could be the best day we’ve had in some time… maybe… possibly… 🙂

I’ll try to get out with the camera later today to see if I can add to the shooting sessions already in the galleries. You can see yesterday’s shots here.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Still mostly shutdowns along the beach

Still mostly shutdowns along the beach

Set stands up over the reef.

Set stands up over the reef.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea and ex tropical cyclone Ita well off the southern Queensland coast will continue to move to the southeast over the next couple of days while a high pressure ridge strengthens across NSW.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from early this afternoon.
Wednesday 16 April
Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday 17 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

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